Sunday Art Lecture Series


October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gardens As Art; Shibusa Aesthetics: Spontaneity in Japanese Gardens.
Via Zoom WEbinar


Gallery Associates

We are thrilled to announce that the Gallery Associates are presenting the final two Sunday Art Lectures in the 2020 series, “Gardens as Art: Aesthetic Journeys around the World,” that were postponed from March, 2020. You will be able to enjoy these fascinating lectures from the safety and comfort of your own home, online via Zoom using a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.
Dates and Times:
October 18, 2020 2pm-4pm
David Young | Shibusa Aesthetics: Spontaneity in Japanese Gardens.
David Young, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Alberta, will talk about the concept of shibusa, which can be translated as “restrained spontaneity” or “spontaneity of effect” as it applies to traditional Japanese gardens honouring nature on a small scale.
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Moderated by Dr. Daniel Mato

October 25, 2020 2pm-4pm
Betsy Tumasonis | Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden in Tuscany,
Betsy Tumasonis, Associate Professor Emerita, University of Victoria, and art historian will talk about Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Giardino dei Tarocchi.” A French artist, Saint Phalle experimented with assemblages made of bizarre collections of objects, evoking a Dadaist sense of the absurd.
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Moderated by Dr. Daniel Mato

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